"It is cool today."
True, though the dropdown hint for "cool" is only given in kanji for this sentence.
Then again, none of the other words I was given ended with "shii", so the answer was obvious.
A useful Japanese learning tool is RikaiChamp addon for firefox PC users. You just enable it and hover over any Japanese word or Kanji for a split second dictionary look up. It helped me immensely. Just thought I'd mention it in case someone could use it.
The translations are useless most of the time because they only show the kanji but use hiragana for the lessons.
It was my understanding that you could begin a sentence with 今日 without following this with は.